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2016 Holden Astra Pricing and Specs

Price Guide

The Holden Astra 2016 prices range from $13,999 for the basic trim level Hatchback Astra RS to $23,990 for the top of the range Hatchback Astra RS-V.

The Holden Astra 2016 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Hatchback 1.6L 6 SP Manual to the Hatchback 1.6L 6 SP Automatic.

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Holden Astra Models SPECS PRICE
GTC 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $11,800 – 17,270
GTC 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $11,200 – 16,390
GTC Sport 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $13,200 – 19,140
GTC Sport 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $12,300 – 17,820
R 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $9,800 – 14,740
R 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $9,700 – 14,630
RS 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $11,900 – 17,490
RS 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $11,000 – 16,170
RS-V 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $12,600 – 18,260
RS-V 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $11,600 – 17,050
VXR 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $17,100 – 23,760

Holden Astra 2016 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Astra here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is there a knocking noise under the bonnet before starting the engine of my 2005 Holden Astra?

    You’d expect any noise from under a car’s bonnet to be caused by the engine, but if this noise occurs before you’ve started the engine, you’re on to a real mystery. Perhaps the noise can be heard as you crank the engine but before it actually fires? If that’s the case, the clunk or knock could be coming from the starter motor. Or perhaps the action of the starter motor is causing the engine to rock back and forth on worn engine mounts and allowing the engine to hit on the cross-member or some other component under the bonnet. Perhaps it’s a loose exhaust system that’s banging on something as you crank the engine. Once the engine fires and is running, the frequency of its vibrations changes and the clunk goes away.

    But I’m afraid that without more information, this one remains a mystery to us.

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  • Why doesn't the auto gear lever in my 2009 Holden Astra engage securely?

    The good news is that this probably isn’t an actual gearbox problem, but rather one with the mechanical linkages that select each gear or perhaps even the gear selector itself. If you can remove the centre console, you might be able to locate the offending (loose) fastener that is allowing the gear lever to flop about and not find its proper place.

    If, however, you mean that the vehicle doesn’t want to select Drive properly first thing in the morning and either won’t move or moves very slowly when you accelerate, then you could well be looking at a worn transmission. That said, the same problem can be caused by a transmission that is simply low on fluid, and a top up will put things right. So that’s the first step: Check the owner’s manual for the correct fluid-checking process and try that. If a top-up doesn’t fix it, it’s off to a mechanic. But beware – driving the car in that state could be doing extra damage to the transmission.

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  • Why is the coolant in my 2007 Holden Astra a milky colour?

    The first response of most mechanics on this would be that you have a head gasket leak in the engine. Coolant in the oil and/or oil in the coolant are classic symptoms of this. It happens because the faulty head gasket allows the two fluids to mix but, depending on exactly where the gasket fails, you don’t necessary get both symptoms. A workshop can pressure test the engine’s cooling system and perform what’s called a TK test to show up any contaminants in the coolant that have found their way there via a blown head gasket.

    But before you go tearing into the engine, check the service records to find out how old the coolant is. Coolant will discolour over time and kilometres and what you’re seeing as a `milky colour’ might simply be old coolant that has gone cloudy and needs changing.

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